May 27, 2009

Liberated and..

Category: Gender — Biella @ 10:49 am

With more vacation time, longer (paid) maternity leave, and decent and affordable child care, I am sure this scenario would be different.


  1. Perhaps, but it’s also the case that none of those things now more equable (salary, education, choice) typically correlate with happiness. Things like social connectedness, community, marriage, church, etc. do.
    Of course, not be equal in even extrinsic aspects (e.g., fame and fortune) can make one less happy because of social comparison, but once achieved, your back on the hedonic treadmill.

    Comment by Joseph Reagle — May 27, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  2. how about a sense of accomplishment at work? (for those lucky enough to have jobs that allow that?). I think that could for some be important but only if it can be achieved in balance with some of the other things you point out.

    Comment by Biella — May 27, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

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